A Drone Video of Cherry Blossoms, at the UW Campus in Seattle

(click on image to view the 2-minute drone video, shot in March 2016)

Two Washingtons: East and West.

In the West, where Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton 73-27 in the democratic primary caucus, a photo of the cherry blossoms wins top prize in a springtime photo contest. The accompanying drone video inspires, as does the progressive candidate seeking real political change.

In the East, in Washington, DC, cherry blossoms generate warnings from FAA to not use drones to shoot pictures. Meanwhile, FAA expends no effort cleaning up the mess they have made, imposing NextGen procedures that grow airline profits by discarding decades-old noise abatement procedures, impacting entire new neighborhoods. No inspiration; no progress; same old downward spiral.